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Edge Factor Keynotes the First HTEC Florida Educators Conference

  Larissa Hofman   |     January 23, 2016 |   1 minute read

Suncoast Technical College just hosted the first ever Florida CNC Educators Training Conference! Jeremy Bout, Producer/Host of Edge Factor keynoted the educator’s event with high impact media an inspiring message, and held a breakout session that featured an overview of Edge Factor’s media and resources library, called eduFACTOR.

There was great attendance from educators, technology partners and industry leaders, and thought provoking presentations from Mastercam, Verisurf, Autodesk, Sandvik Coromant, Florida Dept of Education, NIMS, ToolingU-SME and many others.

“”It was a great event and I was excited to be invited to be part of it,” said Jeremy Bout. “I get to tour a lot of educational facilities around North America, but I have to say that what they have going on at Suncoast Technical College is really awesome.” Suncoast Technical College’s Precision Machining & CNC Automation Program  is a great example of a Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) program that is equipping the next generation with real life technical training and experience.

“I spoke with many of the conference attendees during the day who were very impressed with the program and facility that Todd Bowden and his team have assembled and the impact they are obviously having in preparing CNC machinists for Suncoast employers,” said Bob Skodzinsky, Manager of the HTEC Network.

“We look forward to this becoming an annual Florida event, hosted by other Florida HTECs, much like we are doing in many other states and regions around North America,” said Ed Doherty, Precision Machining Instructor at Suncoast Technical College.

Training men and women with engineering and manufacturing skills that are up to industry standards, the educators at Suncoast are passionate about inspiring and teaching the next leaders in advanced manufacturing. Suncoast Technical College is using eduFACTOR to tell real life stories of manufacturers using technology to change lives and push back the edge of what’s possible. Edge Factor is excited to partner with the educators at Suncoast as their program expands and flourishes!

Special thank you to the Haas Factory Outlet-Florida for their sponsorship and Ed Doherty for coordinating the event.

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